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HAPEVILLE | Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

HAPEVILLE | Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February, the Hapeville-based fast food chain announced Tuesday.

This special event encourages fathers and daughters to spend time together at Chick-fil-A, enjoying food, activities and each other.

All attendees will receive activity sheets with questions and conversation topics, as well as booklets called "Continuing the Conversation" that they can take home and use for future father-daughter outings.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage local dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

ATLANTA -- The new Powerball makes its deut this week with bigger starting jackpots, better overall odds and more millionaires.

The enhanced game's first drawing will be Wednesday.

Powerball starting jackpots will double to $40 million and will grow faster. The game's second prize will increase from $250,000 to $1 million, and to $2 million with the Power Play option. Additionally, overall odds and odds to win a jackpot prize have improved.

The game's ticket price also will change from $1 to $2 per play.

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Players can still multiply with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

EMORY | Notable doctor to speak at graduation

EMORY | Notable doctor to speak at graduation

ATLANTA -- A neurosurgeon famous for his work separating conjoined twins will speak at Emory University's graduation this spring.

Dr. Benjamin Carson, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will address the graduating class at Emory's commencement on May 14.

Carson won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S., in 2008. He has directed the pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for more than 25 years and is a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics.

In 1987, Carson performed the first and only separation of twins joined at the back of the head.

Emory expects to have about 3,700 graduates in May.

DEKALB | Superintendent: Hazing probe 'almost at the end'


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- The superintendent of DeKalb County's school system says the district is "almost at the end" of an investigation into high school marching band activities.  The investigation resulted in a suspension of normal marching band activities indefinitely.  Although the school system won't divulge the exact reason for the probe, parents are convinced it's about hazing.

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The investigation should conclude "fairly quickly.  We are almost at the end now," Dr. Atkinson said as she awaited the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Stone Mountain, where she was grand marshal.  

Atlanta Increases Entertainment Footprint

Watch as we head to the Georgia Entertainment Association's annual holiday party to learn about what new things are happening in the entertainment field. Why is 2012 a great year to be in the entertainment industry in Atlanta? Watch and find out! For more great stories like this one head to http://www.conntv.com/

ADOPT A PET: Meet Davin

ADOPT A PET: Meet Davin

 

 ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.